At the BNP Paribas Open yesterday, we experienced some cooler weather for the desert. With the temperature staying in the 60s with a crisp breeze (sometimes more hurricane-like), spectators and players a like were a little chilly. So how did the (female) player cope? By wearing capris!
The trend of wearing capris on the court seems to have some (excuse the lame play on words) legs. Back in 2010, I spotted Kim Clijsters at the BNP Paribas Open wearing her Fila capris on the practice courts. Last year, Brittany spied Maria Kirilenko and Jelena Jankovic wearing them there as well. We even saw Victoria Azarenka wear them in the finals.
They’re worn on their own or beneath shorts or a skirt. The look is so popular, you can buy skirt-capri combos: skapris, anyone? Lucky In Love, Fila and Wilson (just to name a few) offer these pre-assembled skort-capri combos. The advantages of the combo are there’s only one piece of apparel to keep track of, price (usually cheaper) and some, like the Fila and Wilson versions, come with a built-in ball pocket.
As the first week of the 2013 Australian Open comes to a close, I want to spotlight some of the great new gear we have seen introduced at the tournament. There’s tons of new racquets, shoes and apparel being released at the beginning of the year, so I want to dish out some awards to the best introductions of new swag at the first Grand Slam of 2013…
Best men’s outfit (shirt/shorts only, no shoes): Lotto
I’m going with a surprise in this category, but I think the new Lotto outfit is awesome. The bright yellow design is super eye-catching on TV, and they have quite a few guys still going in the draw, like Kevin Anderson, Nicolas Almagro, and David Ferrer. They are wearing the Lotto Men’s Spring Graphic LED Crew and the Spring LED Short (and Bermuda Short). Look for this gear to become available from TW next month.